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Talking about my/your generation

Talking about my/your generation

Here’s a note to all you Millennials, Gen X, Y, and Z’ers.

For as long as I can remember, the generations have been arguing about why we hate each others’ music, why your music sucks and my music is awesome, and why in order to appreciate high performance audio you have to like my music.

You don’t have to like my music at all. Seriously, I’m a boomer and I hate a lot of the music from “my generation.” I’d rather go to the dentist and get my teeth cleaned than listen to the Eagles again. I’m mega bored with “Kind of Blue.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sucking up to you to try and be cool, woke, or trying to get you to like me – I’m not fond of a lot of your music either, but seriously, who gives a shit?

It’s your music, it’s personal, and that’s all that matters. I hated being told what to do, what to listen to, and what was cool when I was your age, and I still hate it.

Best of all, with so much music to stream these days, if you feel so inclined, you can dabble in the music of my generation if you feel like it, without having to commit to buying physical product. You know what sucked in a major way in my day? Getting pulled in by a great “hit single,” or great video clip, only to buy the entire album and find out it was the only good song on the album. Adjusting for inflation, $6 in my day was about (you guessed it) about $40 in todays money. We couldn’t return records we didn’t like and that’s why so many boomers brag about their massive record collections. Most of it sucks.

This is what killed the music industry. All the suits signing mediocre acts that had no business making records in the first place. How long did anyone think that business model was going to last?

There are always exceptions to the rule, on both sides of the fence, so don’t bother sending me nastygrams trying to impress me with your cool record collection and prove me wrong. Again, it’s all about you. It’s not about me at all. However, I do love K-Pop. So shoot me.

At the end of the day, if you need some help with a phono cartridge or a pair of speakers and we can be of help, always happy to pitch in. But when it comes to us agreeing on music, are you kidding?

But it’s really ok.

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